Released April 5, 2016

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host Gustave Baumann expert


Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, [email protected]

NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will kick off its 2016 program series Sunday at Home on Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Large Studio of the historic site, with a lecture and demonstration dedicated to woodblock printing. The series will occur on scheduled Sunday’s throughout 2016.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Brown County period of Gustave Baumann, the color woodblock printmaker who spent the early years of his career developing his printmaking technique in Nashville. He was drawn to the area by his admiration and his friendship with T.C. Steele.

“Baumann was a genius with color and he remains inimitable,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele Historic Site program developer. “It’s exciting to see his work get so much attention in Indiana, which is where he really honed his craft.”

Martin Krause, curator of prints, drawings & photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, will give a presentation on the life and art of Baumann at 2 p.m. Following the presentation, he will be available to sign the newly printed Autobiography of Gustave Baumann, which he edited. Copies of the book and other Baumann products are available in the T.C. Steele Gift Shop.

Guests will enjoy a light reception following the presentation.

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. guests will learn about Baumann’s printmaking process by Indianapolis printmaker Leslie Dolin, who will offer a glimpse into the art and craft of creating multi-color woodblock prints.

Members of the Indiana State Museum and the Friends of T.C. Steele are admitted to the series free of charge. All other guest will be charged general admission to experience Sunday at Home, which includes a tour of the historic buildings.

Sunday at Home is co-sponsored by the Friends of T.C. Steele.

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T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the site is where nature’s beauty meets the artist’s canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and artist-in-residence programs. For more information, call 812.988.2785 or visit